Situated a little north of the centre of Melbourne, Carlton is a multicultural district, although the dominant atmosphere is southern European. In fact, the area of Carlton around Lygon Street is known as Melbourne's Little Italy. With the highest concentration of Italian restaurants in Melbourne, Carlton is obviously the place to head if you are looking for authentic pasta dishes or a thin-based, wood-fired pizza. Italian restaurantsdon't have Carlton entirely to themselves though, and there are several alternative cuisines on offer in the main avenues and side streets of Carlton.
Carlton is a place for young chefs to offer their creations to a receptive clientele. The nearby University of Melbourne means there is a hungry student population ready to try new bistros and cafes. Modern Australian cuisine features on the menus of a couple of contemporary restaurants, using the fresh seafood from the Southern Ocean and Victoria's local vegetables and fruit. Also in Carlton, traditional pubs offer comfort food classics. Use Quandoo to secure your reservation at your choice of Carlton restaurants in Melbourne.